Fishing Lake Michigan from South Haven

Whether you’re looking for a quiet fishing experience off the piers along the Black River – or a fun and exciting fishing charter adventure out on Lake Michigan with an experienced fishing guide – we have it here!  The list of charters below provides great opportunities to hook a big one on the big Lake: salmon, steelhead, perch or trout. Click on the resources below for current fishing conditions, as well as current beach and lake conditions.  We also have a list of links for additional fishing information at the local and State level. South Haven is blessed to have wonderful members of our community, led by the South Haven Steelheaders, who are committed to promoting and preserving sport fishing in our area.

Black River Park and Boat Launch

132 Dunkley Avenue - South Haven
Phone: (269) 637-0772
Enjoy a day along the river!  This park sports a really nice kayak launch, so you can easily get into your kayak and on the water without getting wet. It's also the perfect spot to jump onto the Bangor/South Haven Heritage Water Trail and travel up the river enjoying the natural sights. It's even handicapped accessible so everyone can have the chance to enjoy this serene park.

Black River Park Fish Cleaning Station

E Wells Street - South Haven
Phone: (269) 637-0775
Located in Black River Park and Boat Launch. Free to use by both residents and visitors. Universally accessible. Free Parking. Two multi-station cleaning tables with grinders, spray hoses and power cords for knives that feed each table from above, a fish scaler, and a cooler cleaning station. 

Code Seeker Charters

300 Oak Street - South Haven
Phone: (269) 838-3971
Captain Cody has over 20 years of fishing experience on Lake Michigan. He is constantly working on new strategies and techniques to keep his customers on the fish. He enjoys taking out families, friends, and newcomers to the sport of Lake Michigan fishing. Teaching customers about fishing for salmon and trout are something he truly enjoys.

Head Hunter Guides

South Haven - South Haven
Phone: (269) 720-8730
Head Hunter Guide Service was founded by Jason and Jean Stephens with the dream of sharing the outdoor adventures we enjoy so much with others. If you like exploring some of the most beautiful rivers in Michigan while experiencing the finest fishing in West Michigan, we're the guide service you've been looking for. We specialize in fishing trips on the Kalamazoo, Grand, Manistee and Muskegon Rivers, using an 18 foot jet sled to easily gain access to some of the best spots on those rivers.

Hood Outdoors

07078 73 1/2 Street - South Haven
Phone: (269) 767-7008
Hood Outdoors is a sporting goods store both online and in South Haven, Michigan. Our aim is to provide the best fishing and archery supplies to our customers while encouraging families to engage in hunting, fishing, and archery sports. We carry live bait! With fishing licenses and so much more, we are your one-stop shop for all your fishing needs. 

HookUp Sportfishing Charters

394 Dyckman Avenue Slips 2 & 3 - South Haven
Phone: 616-970-0063
There is nothing quite like fishing in South Haven, Michigan. Located in the heart of South Haven, Hookup Charters is your choice South Haven Sport Fishing Charter. Hookup Charters welcomes individuals, families, executives and corporations. Children are also welcome and the boat is equipped with child size life vests. Hookup is fully equipped with everything you will need for a nice fishing trip out on Lake Michigan. 

IT-IL-DO & Red Baron Charters

345 Water Street, Slip #26 - South Haven
Phone: (269) 214-6934
Fish for salmon, steelhead, trout and perch.  We offer trips on a 33' Tiara Sport Fisherman and 30' Cherokee Charter Edition. Sunset cruises available.

Lured Inn Charters

300 Oak Street - South Haven
Phone: (269) 806-7854
Come aboard our fully rigged 33’ Trojan, largest charter boat to fish South Haven, MI. Captain Tony Herbert is licensed with the US Coast Guard and Lured Inn 2 is a fully-insured DNR-Inspected vessel. Along with the Captain's experience, the boat is equipped with a full navigational system and the technology to find and catch fish. 

Maykin Baykin Charters

River Noire Yacht Club - South Haven
Phone: (269) 217-9381
Captain Bob Braley and First Mate Scott Block have a combined 65 years of experience on the majestic waters of Lake Michigan. Providing you with everything you need; from rods, tackle, and the experience to get you on fish. We request you bring your own food and drink, and don't hesitate to bring a cold one on board to make your trip that much more like home.

Rampage Fishing Charters

8 N. Bailey Avenue - South Haven
Phone: (269) 767-6734
If you are looking for a great day of fun, fishing Lake Michigan waters; look no further. Book a charter today with Rampage Fishing Charters and Captain Kenny Bard. He is a United States Coast Guard Licensed Charter Boat Captain with over thirty years of fishing experience and has a vast knowledge of Great Lakes Fishing. Their 30′ Rampage Sportsman, Michigan DNR Inspected boat is fully insured, and has a spacious open fishing area with seating for six customers.

Reel Time Fishing Charters

South Haven - South Haven
Phone: (269) 501-8911
Charter fishing on Lake Michigan. Reeltime Fishing Charters offers in depth fishing knowledge and a relaxing environment for the charter guests.

Reel'n Hooks Charters

South Haven, Lake Erie and Detroit - South Haven
Phone: (269) 906-5627
Salmon, trout and walleye fishing charters.

Rodz 'n' Reelz

07078 73 1/2 Street - South Haven
Phone: (269) 680-7462
Rodz N' Reelz offers world class fishing for a variety of species in Lake Michigan. We welcome anglers of all ages and levels of experience! We will put you on the best sport fishing the port of South Haven, MI has to offer.

South Haven Fishing Charters

519 Williams Street - South Haven
Phone: (616) 218-5918
Salmon and perch, we also offer sunset cruises. We offer two boats a 30ft. SeaRay for salmon and a 22ft. SeaCat for perch. We can accommodate a maximum of 6 people. Call for more information or visit our website.

South Haven Steelheaders

Moose Lodge - South Haven
We are diverse group of citizens concerned about our community, its vitality, its deep fishing and outdoor recreation tradition. We are the largest chapter of the Michigan Steelhead & Salmon Fishermen’s Association because MSSFA, affords us the opportunity to protect, promote and enhance sport fishing in the Great Lakes and connecting waterways.
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South Haven/Van Buren County Convention and Visitors Bureau
546 Phoenix Street
South Haven, MI 49090
Phone: 269 637-5252